With his nose to the zeitgeist, the author of Generation X again examines the angst of the white-collar, under set in this entertaining tale of computer techies . They are Microserfs—six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of sixteen hours a day “coding” and eating “flat” foods (food which, like Kraft. Microserfs. Seven Days in the Life of Young Microsoft. Maybe the search for the next great compelling application is really the search for human.

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Retrieved from ” https: Five stars for making me feel like I was back inand for not turning this couplahd of geeks into a joke. I said to him that it kind of reminded me of Don Delillo.

He broke down crying. But it’s not bad, absolutely not!

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Before Mucroserfs, I swear this creed. Maybe there was a reason I read your Eleanor Rigby, twice, in a row, after all. This novel, written and set in the mids, is about a group of Microsoft employees who quit, move to Silicon Valley, and start a company of their own.

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Douglas Microsergs makes a lot of predictions in his novel that eventually came to pass, including the proliferation of the personal computer and the web, the dot-com bubble and the collapse of much of the new imcroserfs that was created in the early 90s, and the ad nauseum syndication of The Simpsons.


Known as “microserfs,” they spend upward of 16 hours a day micrserfs writing software as they eat “flat” foods such as Kraft singles, which can be passed undernea Narrated in the form of a Powerbook entry by Dan Underwood, a computer programmer for Microsoft, this state-of-the-art novel about life in the ’90s follows the adventures of six code-crunching computer whizzes.

I think Microserfs is a more relevant book now than when it was originally written. View all 8 comments.

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There were more serious themes too, such as finding love, how older generations are lost on the new tides of the technology boom, finding purpose and meaning in life after the success-driven ‘s.

Susan was getting a life. Michelle “I heart Lisa Computers This is my computer.

Does that make for an exciting book? I read several books in a row that made me cry, and this was one of them. It’s ignorant and pointless. The characters are solid, and I really like the way Daniel, the narrator view spoiler [ it’s his diary hide spoiler ] manages to casually capture descriptive details about everything that’s going on. But it’s not about the technology, and it’s not about the business. By the author of Generation X.

Funny, illuminating and ultimately touching, Microserfs is the story of one generation’s very strange and claustrophobic coming of age. Nov 20, unknown rated it it was amazing Recommended to unknown by: Or, again, so it seems to me. Even Abe was getting a life. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.


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There are many like it, but this one is mine. Aug 27, Shinynickel rated it it was amazing.

And by that I mean the culture of the time rather than the place. I must master …more “I heart Lisa Computers This is my computer. Apparently I was prepared for shallow postmodernism or something smugly impressed by its own cynicism. I especially loved the idea of someone locking himself in his office and only eating flat foods that can be inserted under the door. So be it until there is no enemy, but peace. It seems everyone is grasping onto the Captain Crunch scene as the one really well written half paragraph in the whole damn book.

It’s amazing how much one can learn from a work of fiction so cleverly crafted and so loyal microsrefs the culture it intends to explore. Polaroids from the Dead.

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Before God, I swear this creed. Maybe it was not the right moment to read, right then. The story is very outdated, and the microsers and humour sometimes are somewhat geeky, but those are not the sins of the book.